Plot Summary

  • Four on-going story-lines take a back seat in this episode. First, Curtis approaches all the witnesses in the Dubreau case to leave quietly, quickly and semi-permanently to Mexico, all to be paid by Dubreau. These witnesses include Zappata (who agrees), Mason (who shuns Curtis and continues to cooperate with Leary) and Messner (who is adamant about not running away, but vows not to discredit Dubreau). Second, Klotchko continues his sandbagging of the grow-op constables, especially of Ferris. After Matthews in Internal interviews the three constables, she recommends that Ferris be placed under preventative psychiatric care. Third, Katie cooperates on the gay bashing murder. Under interrogation, she places all the blame on Clay and especially Reed, who she paints as being homophobic. And fourth, Woo threatens to shut the Hastings Park racetrack and move all his business to his new property in Delta. This threat includes a letter to the racetrack union to that fact. The main attraction of the episode is the Police Complaints Commission investigation and the on-going battle between Da Vinci and Jacobs. The Commission is looking for any correspondence to/from Da Vinci in his dealings with the police and regarding the grow-op procedure. They approach Komori as such, as well issue a search warrant for the Mayor's office - they get all that is listed in the warrant but not everything they want, which includes access to Da Vinci's computer. Feeney from the Solicitor General's office interviews Jacobs and Klotchko regarding Da Vinci's conduct with the police, Jacobs obviously putting as negative a spin on all situations. Da Vinci finally confront Kaspar regarding the heavy-handedness of the approach, however Kaspar stands his ground and states all will be fair. He also informs Da Vinci that Jacobs has filed a complaint against the Mayor and Police Board about conduct. Da Vinci accuses Jacobs of the misconduct, including a cover up, which piques Kaspar's interest, pending evidence to the fact. Da Vinci tries to enlist Leary's assistance, as if he issues a report that there was cover-up in the grow-op shooting, Jacobs doesn't have a leg on which to stand. On a public relations level, Da Vinci gets pushed aside from speaking at the Policeman's Ball by Jacobs, but Da Vinci insists as the Police Chair he attend and say a few words. There is a final change of plans when an informational protest by some uniforms is set up outside the ball regarding the Mayor's secret cross-training initiative. The protest was initiated by the unions as Sweeney obtained a memo from the Mayor to that fact, the memo which he shared with Forrest. Much of the overall maneuvering is thought to surround the Mayor's red light zone initiative. There is good news for the Mayor on that front when Margaret Fielding gives herself up as the perpetrator of the red light zone murder. She admits that the victim was her boyfriend Charles Waring, who was forcibly trying to take her into rehab. With the red light issue itself, Da Vinci and Manning try to negotiate a deal: Manning will get the PM to publicly support the red light zone, while Da Vinci will act as intermediary with Pacific Comm and the ad contract - these negotiations end unresolved.

    - Written by Huggo


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